Borromean art week-end on Lake Maggiore

March 21th 2017 by admin
INCLUDES
- 3 overnights in a standard room at a hotel in the Lake Maggiore area with halfboard treatment (menu 3 courses - drinks not included);
- Private tourist guide as to the programme;
- Private transportation by car as to the programme;
- Transportation by taxi-boat on Lake Maggiore as to the programme;
- Entrance tickets to the monuments;
- Lunch at a typical restaurant on Isola dei Pescatori (menu 3 courses, drinks included)
 
NOT INCLUDED
- Lunches on days 01, 03;
- City-tax;
- Tips, extras and all that not mentioned in the programme

Lake MaggioreLake Maggiore
 
DAY 1 
Lake Maggiore
Landing at the airport and transfer to Lake Maggiore surroundings by private car. Accommodation at the hotel. Time at your leisure for individual activities and relax. Dinner at the hotel and overnight.
 
DAY 2
Borromean Islands, Lake Maggiore
Breakfast at the hotel. Meeting with your qualified multilingual-speaking tourist guide. Transfer to ISOLA MADRE by taxi-boat and guided visit to the biggest isle in the Borromean Gulf. Fully covered by a botanical garden, renowned for its marvelous bloom of azaleas, rhododendrons, camellias and wisteria pergolas. Visit to XVI century palace, rich in furniture coming from the Borromeo Family's historic residences, and where a collection of puppet theatre is kept. Transfer to ISOLA DEI PESCATORI. Lunch at a restaurant.
In the afternoon transfer and guided visit to ISOLA BELLA. The construction of the Baroque Palace started in 1632 thanks to Carlo III Borromeo, who dedicated it to Isabella d'Adda, his wife. Their son Vitaliano carried on the project and he wanted the magnificent setting of its blooming terraced gardens. The palace boasts a precious collection of painting and rooms rich in tapestries, furniture and objects of art. Time at your leisure for shopping along "Vicolo del Fornello", with some prestigious brands of the so-called Made in Italy. Back to the hotel late in the afternoon. Dinner at the hotel and overnight.
 
Isola Bella, Lake MaggioreIsola Bella, Lake Maggiore
 
DAY 3
Rocca Borromeo, Lake Maggiore - Airport
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Angera by private car. Meeting with your qualified multilingual-speaking tourist guide for a visit to the ROCCA BORROMEO, a stronghold perched on a rocky spur, overlooking Lake Maggiore. Built by some Milan archbishops in XII century, the Torriani and the Visconti noble families competed for it for a long time. The Room of Justice, which houses a cycle of XIII century frescoes by an anonymous painter, is extraordinarily beautiful. The stronghold houses the Museum of the Doll and of the Toy. At the end transfer to the airport by private car.

 
 
 
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